Online workouts from the best Sydney studios
Self-isolation doesn’t mean you can’t stay connected. We want to help you get lost for a moment, engage with the community and experience some of the things that make NSW so special. Now’s the time to bring your favourite Sydney studios into your own home and work on your quarantine fitness goals.
The team at this light-filled St Peters pilates studio have been running free clips on social media since the shutdown was first announced. They have now begun offering one online 30min class a day, which don’t require any props and are suitable for all levels of experience. Classes are just $8 each or $35 for a pack of five.
Though headquartered in Melbourne, The Australian Ballet is one of the resident companies of the Sydney Opera House. Sydneysiders now have a chance to take one of their adult classes with the launch of an online studio. It offers free 30-40min classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced dancers with new videos released every Thursday. Or if you'd just like to brush up on the basics, David McAllister, the artistic director of The Australian Ballet, is releasing a series of five short videos with body conditioning exercises that are perfect for tight spaces. You can also find all the content on their YouTube channel.
This pretty studio in Potts Point is now offering One Hot At Home, a virtual program with up to eight yoga, pilates and meditation classes a day. Teachers are creating curated Spotify playlists for each class, so you can use music to set the mood. Casual classes are $10 each or an unlimited weekly membership will also cost $10 with a four week minimum term. You can also sign up for private lessons and courses.
If you’re going to learn, you may as well learn from the best. Sydney Dance Company has launched its virtual studio and will be running up to six classes a day. The styles include tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop, and there are classes for all levels of ability. You just need a mobile device to participate and you can turn off your camera if you are feeling shy. Prices start from $12 a class or $28 a week for an unlimited membership.
Professional dancer Shannon Dooley has taken her hugely popular 1980s-inspired dance classes online during isolation. The Retrosweat VHS Workout Club is a free class hosted on YouTube on Saturday mornings, complete with classic tunes and Jane Fonda-style workout gear. Grab a tin from the cupboard (or bottle from the wine rack) to use as a weight and get ready for some seriously fun fitness.
Barry’s gruelling workouts are a favourite with Hollywood celebrities and Victoria’s Secret models, burning up to 1,000 calories in a 55min session. Its three Sydney studios have now gone digital, with classes launching on 13 April. Details can be found on their Instagram page.